Old man's right foot
Late Hellenistic or Early Imperial Period
Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 228.
Length: 19.5 cm (7 11/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Marble, Fine-grained Greek mainland (?)
Not On View
The little toe and the rear part of the foot from the instep are missing. The plinth, which is 5 cm thick, is broken off on all sides.
The forepart is preserved, life-sized, and without a sandal. The manner of the break, where the instep joins the leg, suggests that this naturalistic fragment could be from a draped statue of the Hellenistic period, or a copy of such a sculpture.
By 1901: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Rome.); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, December 1901
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund